Who are we?
Hoddesdon Swimming Club has been around since 1884, based initially at the Fish and Eels Public House at Dobbs Weir and was registered with the Amateur Swimming Association in 1895. We have developed into an all inclusive club with swimmers ranging from 7 to 70. We have swimmers of all abilities, who have excelled in the competitive environment, from Club Champs to International level.
Why are we raising funds?
As a result of the Coronavirus we have been unable to train since March and have had to cancel two of our annual meets, June and September, with our third meet still in some doubt. Open meets are a major part of fund raising for the club, and without these meets we are looking at a loss of income of at least £12,000. We also chose to suspend all squad fees until further notice. Without these funds the club will struggle to pay the basic costs of pool hire and coaches.
We are recommending that your donation be the approximate equivalent of one month's squad fees for each of your swimmers.
How will we use the money raised?
The money raised will be used to keep the club alive, to continue offering high quality coaching for our competitive swimmers and a safe place for our disability swimmers to go to.
Double your money!
The good news is that Sport England and Crowdfunder have launched a fund to help us. Importantly, the fund will match our contributions by pledging £6,000 to our fundraising pot once we have raised £3,000, we then need to raise the final £3,000 to meet our target otherwise the Sport England pledge money is withdrawn. We also need at least 75 of you to show your support and help us reach our target to ensure the Sport England pledge.
We hope that you and the local community will be able to donate to our cause.
It will take time before we are back training to the level we were before Covid-19, and the more funds raised will help in the survival of Hoddesdon Swimming Club
Thank you for your support.
Everyone who donates £10 or more will be given a number to participate in a Club Raffle. Prizes will include:
25 Hoddesdon Swimming Caps
2 Personalised Club Tops
5 bottles of wine
Terms and conditions
- The recommended amount for your donation is the equivalent of one month's squad fees
- All club swimmers are eligible for a prize, including committee members
- Winners must be fully paid up current members of Hoddesdon Swimming Club
- No cash prize equivalent
- Prizes cannot be used to claim reimbursement against past training fees
- All other club fees must continue to be paid
- Prizes will be drawn at random by the end of October 2020 at the latest